POLICE have stepped up their efforts to find a Taunton man who has absconded from prison after 13 years behind bars.

Shannon Gray, 38, simply walked out of Leyhill open prison over the weekend and has not been seen since.

Somerset County Gazette:

Police have released a CCTV image of Gray, who was last seen at the prison near Tortworth, South Gloucestershire, at about 6pm on Saturday (August 8).

He is described as white, about 5ft 11ins and of slight build.

CCTV shows he was wearing navy blue jogging bottoms, a grey T-shirt and grey trainers.

Gray is serving an indeterminate sentence following his conviction in 2007 for wounding with intent.

If you see Shannon Gray, do not approach him but call 999 immediately, quoting reference 5220178468.

If you have any other information about his whereabouts, call 101 quoting the same reference.